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posted in December 2012
Top 10 smart energy articles of 2012
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12/21/2012   Post a comment
The year’s most popular contributed articles to Smart Energy Designline include design features on energy harvesting, energy conversion, smart metering, powerline communications, batteries and more.
200 lumens LED leads market to new price-performance levels
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Cree's XLamp MK-R LEDs leverage its SC³ technology next-generation LED platform to deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt (at 1 W, 25°C).
Compatibility per watt, meaningful metric for dimmable LEDs
Design How-To  
12/19/2012   1 comment
Victor Zwanenberg of NXP Semiconductors explains which aspects of phase-cut dimmable LED lamp electronics should be considered in evaluating performance in terms of dimmer compatibility.
AMOLEDs on growth path with hurdles
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
Active matrix OLED (AMOLED) displays is forecast to more than double by 2015 to 13% after capturing 6% of the small/medium (less than 9 in.) display market in 2012.
Understanding LM-80 to evaluate LEDs
Design How-To  
12/17/2012   6 comments
LM-80 is an industry standard that can help users evaluate LED products. Learn why LM-80 matters and how the data can be used to improve your bottom line.
Silicon photonics ushers in 100G networks
Design How-To  
12/10/2012   2 comments
Some optical functions are easy to implement in silicon, while others are more difficult. We need the whole Optical Engine to be integrated onto the silicon platform...
LCD display embedded in contact lens
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12/5/2012   Post a comment
A prototype curved LCD display has been developed for use in an augmented reality contact lens.
Qualcomm invests in Sharp to drive MEMS display
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12/4/2012   5 comments
Sharp and Qualcomm are in a joint dev effort for MEMS displays that use a digital micro shutter that modulates light from an RGB LED backlight.


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Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...